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    Although I agree with the overall point of the piece, I have some issues with it:

    • If you pluralize the word code, my level of respect for your piece/talk/site/blog drops about 40% instantly. The only people I’ve seen do this are programmers in a satirical context and technologically illiterate people, of which the author is neither. The same goes for saying “a code”.

    • Some people find it difficult to code, believe it or not, and many projects aren’t easy even if you can. For example, I can code and have for several years, but if I wanted to develop a device with a microcontroller I’d hire a professional programmer that specializes in low-level languages because my specialty is CSS, and if I had to write in a very low-level language the code would be horrible.

    • 3 users marked this as spam, probably because there’s a giant advertisement for “outstanding” courses in Javascript that takes up half of my screen.

    • Bolding every other word makes you sound ridiculous.

    • So does underlining half of your text.

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      Use of the word “codes” is more common in fields with programming that aren’t computer science (physics, chemistry, mathematics, etc.). You may find it particularly common amongst older programmers/scientists who came up through these alternate disciplines because computer science was not a codified major or department.

      Weirded me out too, but since it was mostly Yale faculty and research scientists who I noticed using it, I assumed it was more me than them.

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        If you pluralize the word code, my level of respect for your piece/talk/site/blog drops about 40% instantly.

        I suspect in this case English is not his first language.

        3 users marked this as spam…

        It doesn’t help that @davidb583 only submits links to his blog.